The skin that is covering the tooth is called operculum. It gets inflamed and hurts because of food trapped under it and injury from the opposing tooth.
Usually such cases can be treated by conservative removal of the operculum or if the tooth is in a very unfavorable position then extraction of the involved tooth.
Oral And MaxilloFacial Surgeon
8 yrs exp
Hi, this is pericoronal flap inflammation caused due to food and debris accumulation around the unerupted/partially erupted wisdom tooth region. Please see and oral surgeon soon as antibiotics and painkillers will only give temperory pain relief!! Luke Warm salt water rinses will be of help!!
That is called impacted 3rd molar which gives lot of problem.Take pain killers &if it still doesn't reduce then get it removed with dentist as early as possible. Good Day
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